900ml pudding bowl and butter to grease it with.
Butter the bowl and spoon the syrup into the bottom.
Put flour, suet, sugar and breadcrumbs in a bowl and mix, stir in milk to combine to a thick batter consistency, you may not need all the milk. Spoon it on top of the syrup.
Cover the bowl with buttered foil, pleated in the middle and tie with string around the bowl, making a handle to help lift the bowl out with later.
Put into a large saucepan of simmering water, making sure the water comes halfway up the side of the bowl. Cover and steam (do not boil the water) - topping up the water if necessary for about 3 hours.
Carefully remove, turn out then serve with lots of custard.